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Skateboarding on streets to be reviewed

Open Houses March 19 & 20

Skateboarding on Burlington's streets not permitted
Skateboarding on Burlington’s streets not permitted

As the city tries to encourage more active transportation, we are reviewing rules around using city streets for wheeled transportation including skateboarding, roller blades, electric scooters and other “emerging vehicles.” Currently all of these are prohibited on city streets.

The city wants to hear from you, and is hosting two open houses to gain public input:

Tues. March 19, 7-9pm
Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd.

Wed. March 20, 7-9pm
Tansley Woods Community Centre
1996 Itabashi Way at Upper Middle Rd.

My Take: I support the review and taking steps to encourage skateboards and other wheeled devices for transportation.

Your View: Do you support allowing skateboards and other wheeled transportation on city streets? Should all roads qualify? Only roads with bike lanes? What criteria, if any, would you support? Post a comment below or email me at

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.


What's your take?





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